My step-greatgrandmother's maiden name was Eda (or Ada or Adda) Alma Abbott. According to my father's records her parents were Francis (aka Frank) and Mary Jane (Ferris) Abbott of Norfolk, CT., and was descended from Ebenezer Abbott, son of Ebenezer, son of George, son of George Abbott of Norwalk, CT.
It is believed she was born in Brooklyn, NY 5 Aug. 1864, but the 1900 census taken under her married name of Smith shows she resided in Milford, CT and had been born in Connecticut. She died after being hit by a car on 19 March 1949 in St. Petersburg, FL. When married in 1887 to my great-grandfather she was Mrs. Roger Nathan Smith and resided in Milford, CT.
My search of the 1870 census shows no Eda born in CT, and of the 3 Edas listed none have the names we have as her parents. Nor did I find her listed as Eda, Adda, Addy, Addie or even Eddie. I did not find Francis or Frank Abbott in the 1860, 1870 or 1900's censuses. I did not find a Mary Jane Ferris.
I am currently struggling to track down all the descendants of Ebenezer (4th generation), but it slow going.